Is Spain About to Embrace Chavismo?

When the late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez came into power in 1998, he saw in his movement an answer to capitalism and a solution to ...

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Stuff I didn’t know: Popeye the Sailor Man’s role in the Spanish Civil War

During the Spanish Civil War, the anarchists adopted Popeye the Sailor Man as their mascot. He was sometimes depicted waving the red and black flag ...


Spanish Energy Minister: ‘Spain Could Be the Solution’ for Europe’s Gas Woes

For years, Spain has been a poster child -- for good and for bad-- in energy policy. It became an early pioneer of renewable energy, ...


The Best Way to Lose

With two losses in a row, defending champion Spain is out of the World Cup. Its opponents Chile and the Netherlands were no tomato cans, ...


Post-Colonialism on the Pitch

RIO DE JANEIRO — Is the colonial period really over? Of the former colonies represented in the World Cup this year, only four -- Argentina, ...


The Curse of the Plastic Players

RIO DE JANEIRO — "If I score, no Brazilian can see that as a betrayal against the country in which I was born." Those were ...


Spain’s Poisoned Chalice

If Queen Elizabeth II famously had an annus horribilis, King Juan Carlos's announcement on Monday, June 2, that he is to abdicate in favor of ...


Off the Clock

China is battling international law, and it looks poised to win a big victory. The focus is not the contested waters of the East China ...


Fiesta Del Few

MADRID — They say the party is back on in Spain. Money "is pouring in from everywhere," according to Banco Santander Chairman Emilio Botín, and ...


Moroccans Finally Said It: “The King Is Pardoning Pedophiles”

The visible displeasure of Moroccans over the past week has shaken the government all the way up to the top: The almighty king of Morocco ...

Baby Steps for AfPak Relations

Baby Steps for AfPak Relations

After Cuba Comes Iran

After Cuba Comes Iran

Shadows in a Silver Cloud

Shadows in a Silver Cloud

The Security Council Intifada

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